Radical Waters Develops New Non-Corrosive Generator for ECA Disinfectant Solutions



5 October 2013

Radical Waters, the Electrochemically Activated water (ECA) technology experts, have some exciting news about its future, having recently developed an ECA Disinfectant generator that produces a lower chloride solution.

Industry wide market perceptions on corrosion have been a “buzz” phrase when it comes to ECA vs. corrosion. Fact or fiction Radical Waters has taken it upon itself to solve the industry wide challenge to corrosion.

The installation and integration of ECA systems into bottling facilities is relatively straight forward. In the past and from our own experience there are several challenges to overcome when dealing with older plants which may have more complicated pipe work of varying grades of stainless steel, some of which may already be corroded. There could potentially be a risk of further corrosion if these pipes are not correctly treated pre- ECA” comments VP Technical and R&D Philip Nel.

(IMAGE: TECHNICAL PROJECT TEAM: L-R: Francois Jensen: Production Supervisor, Philip Nel: VP Technical and R&D, Thys Buitendag: Quality Manager)


Chlorides known for their ability to corrode, are already present in water; any additional load, concerns beverage companies, as their processing equipment is made of Stainless steel and OEM’s will not guarantee equipment that exceeds a range of greater than 55ppm.


The onus is therefore on the beverage producer to monitor the chloride levels present in the hygiene solutions used in its equipment.


We understand these risks and Radical Waters have developed an ECA generator that substantially reduces the chlorides present in Electro-chemically Activated Water says Nel.


Radical Waters new offering sets an industry benchmark in terms of the reduced amount of salt used in the production of ECA solutions and the conversion efficiency of the salt into Free Available Chlorine (FAC).


Independent Laboratory results achieved:



  • Brine concentration of less than 0.7-0.8 gram of salt.
  • A salt conversion efficiency of greater than 60%, resulting in a final Anolyte solution with very high FAC levels and very low Chloride levels. (Less than 55ppm Chlorides in final ECA application solution).
  • Higher FAC equals lower inclusion rates with the same antimicrobial efficacy.
  • FAC to Chloride ratio is approximately 1:1.“The resultant low concentration of chlorides allows beverage producers to freely use Radical Waters’ green ECA technology, without concern, real or perceived of corrosion. We are very excited at the prospects for our new and existing customers”concludes Nel.


    Additional benefits with the new generation ECA device include:


  • Smaller holding tanks are required due to lesser concentrations. This reduces the amount of space needed to house the installation.
  • No negative effect on the efficacy of the solutions
  • Substantially reduced risk of corrosion.



This new and exciting Generator has been developed for the Global Food and Beverage Industry and an add on has been developed for our existing customers who want to upgrade their current installation with this new technology.


*Radical Waters has filed for a patent that covers this ground-breaking process.


Radical Waters (Pty) Ltd has spent 16 years focused on developing and commercializing its patented green ECA technology. The company has installed operating devices on six continents and in 23 countries primarily for blue chip companies. Radical Waters’ products are used in a wide range of markets formerly dependent on chemicals for controlling contamination and bacterial infection. The company has a focus on markets that include beverage production, meat & seafood, sauce manufacture, milling & starch and hospitality. Radical Waters (Pty) Ltd produces devices in its factory outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Radical Waters International (UK) LLP in London is responsible for international distributor relationships.

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Date: 5 October 2013